You don’t have to be the best, to be the best.
Hi! I’m Jena, and I’m not the best lash artist. I’m an INCREDIBLE teacher, but the love for spending hours to perfect a set has passed for the old Jen-meister. It’s just not something that makes me happy anymore, and it shows in my work when a client is more challenging than fun.
I wanted to get that right out of the way to explain something. I have never been the best lash artist, yet I have always been the busiest. But why?
My best guess is that I do my best and I find my people. If there is something that my client isn’t happy about, I listen instead of reacting. I try to make it better, and I do my best. That’s the best I can do. I have had clients who wanted something that I wasn’t able to offer, and that’s just life. So, I’m going to tie this all together and tell you a story about a lash artist that I know who a very nice person is not.
This lash artist is good. I mean GOOD. She is seemingly a perfectionist, she is talented, but she’s also an ass hole. She isn’t friendly to her clients, she isn’t patient with her students, and she just isn’t very nice. This girl could likely run circles around me in regard to lashing, but why is she still accepting clients and I am not?
I’ll leave you to answer that question with your own life experiences, but I want you to understand something if you’re struggling: You do not have to be the best lash artist to be the one that has the biggest waitlist. You just have to be a few things. I’ll make that list below.
- You have to do your best.
- You have to be reliable.
- You have to be kind.
Don’t worry if a technique isn’t clicking or if you’re not good at wispy lashes yet. As the late Dr. Seuss said, ‘No one is you-er than you.’ Sometimes that alone is more than enough.